Class Dues

    Update October 24, 2021:  As with many so many activities we have long enjoyed, 1955 class events last year were sorely disrupted by the isolation and restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. During fiscal year 2020-21, there were no football games, only a virtual Alumni Day and no gathering for Reunions.   As of June 30, the end of the fiscal year, 231 or 55% of classmates had contributed class dues; this was down from the prior year's 59%.  20% of classmates also gave to the Class Foundation.  Dues were also paid by 30 widows. For a full report, go to Finances on the Administration page.  We begin the current fiscal year with 336 active class members. To date, 140 dues payments have been received, 40 of which included gifts to the Class Foundation.                                                 


    As a reminder, July 1 through June 30 is our fiscal year. Most classmates promptly return the dues card with their payment when they receive the first notice in September. Class dues for FY 2021-22  will remain $55.00.  As in the past, some classmates' enthusiasm outstrips their accounting skills and they send in their dues twice. These duplicate checks will be contributed to The Class of 1955 Foundation which aids '55ers who have fallen on hard times. Class dues and Foundation gifts are fully tax deductible.  

 

   Class dues should not be confused with Annual Giving. Dues are deposited in the Class of 1955 bank account and are used strictly for class activities. Donations to Annual Giving go into the University's general fund. Most classmates contribute to both.

 

   Fiscal Year 2021-22 opens with our class bank account at a somewhat meager $11,817.73. Dues enable many class events:
  •  Printing and mailing correspondence.
  • Alumni Council Dues
  • Class awards
  • Website - www.Princeton55.org
  • Preparation and preliminary expenses for our postponed 65th Reunion

The good news is that the class will no longer be billed for PAW subscriptions for classmates and widows. Starting this fiscal year, Princeton University fully subsidize the cost of the print PAW.

 

   Other events, which are self-supporting and not funded from the class treasury, include The Class of 1955 Foundation, Annual Giving, Princeton AlumniCorps (formerly Princeton Project 55), Fifty Five Fund for Senior Thesis Research, major reunions, receptions, dinners and class trips. We hope to include you in any or all of these activities. 

   Dues requests are mailed early in September along with the President's letter, again in November and in February. You may pay by check, major credit card or online. Please return your dues card so that we can avoid sending follow up notices to those who have already responded.  When the system breaks down and someone gives twice, the duplicate payments are donated to The Class of 1955 Foundation.

 

   Your financial contributions as well as your suggestions for additional activities are most welcome.  

 

By Mail:
If you have misplaced your dues card or the return envelope, you can send your check to: 

Class of 1955 Princeton University - Dues
c/o 1st Constitution Bank
P.O. Box 634  
Route 130                            
Cranbury, N.J. 08512-0634
Pay Online:
You are also able to pay your dues online. To do so, click the button below.




 

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